Editor’s Note: So often the intended audiences of a television program or book series get passed over in a wave of adult cynicism and review. We decided to give the intended audiences a chance to review the books and television shows intended for their age range, and Age Appropriate Reviews was born. For our this column, 11 year-old Rory reviews the first episode of Gotham. We should advise the show is rated for 14+ but Rory was given permission by her parents.
The episode starts with a girl jumping from a roof. She lands on top of a food truck and slides down onto the sidewalk. She flicks open a pocket knife and bumps in a woman, cutting the paper bag full of groceries she was holding open. The girl steals on of the milk quarts without the woman noticing and walks away. The girl runs into an alley and climbs up a ladder.
A few seconds later, a family comes into view. There is a woman, a man, and a boy. They are talking when a man comes out of the shadows holding a gun. The man demands the woman’s pearl necklace and the man’s wallet. Then, the robber shoots the man and woman and runs off. A few minutes later, the cops show up. One of the cops, name Jim Gordon, talks to the boy who you find out is Bruce Wayne. The rest of the show follows Detective Gordon trying to be a good man in a bad city.
If you haven’t read any of the comics, you probably won’t know any of the characters, but it will still be fun to watch. If you have read the comics, you will recognize more of the characters. Of you obsess over the DC Universe (like me), you will recognize all of the characters and be happy they were included.